Thursday, August 16, 2012
• Marvel has announced the new creative team for Journey into Mystery. Starting with #646, Kathryn Immonen will write the adventures of Lady Sif with Valerio Schiti illustrating. Previously, the series focused on Loki with Kieron Gillen writing. The title will not relaunch with a new #1 as part of the Marvel Now! process.
• To mark the Blu-ray release of the Indiana Jones films in September, Raiders of the Lost Ark will be released to IMAX theaters for a one-week run starting Sept. 7.
• New publisher Contraband Comics has announced that its products will be digital only and available exclusively through iVerse’s Comics+ app.
Yesterday’s Panel Quiz Answer
Simon “Wonder Man” Williams’ first lines in comics were, “Why? I don’t know you!” He said them in Avengers #9 (Oct 64).
Whose first lines in comics were, “So! He is touching the electro-disc! Now, all I need do is press this button …”?
Robert J. Kelly, comics artist and creator of several comics blogs
Myron H. “Grim” Natwick (1890), cartoonist, animator, Betty Boop creator
Dick Foreman (1952), comics writer
Mike Chomko (1955), co-founder of PulpFest
Michael W. Kellar (1971), comics artist
Birthdays 2 Weeks from Now
Sheldon Oppenberg (1935), comics artist
Robert Crumb (1943), comics writer and artist
Jack C. Harris (1947), comics writer and editor
Ken Bruzenak (1952), comics letterer
Rickey Shanklin (1952), comics writer
Craig Boldman (1955), comics artist
120 yrs Aug 16, 1892 Writer-artist Hal Foster is born. Despite the high quality of his work on the Tarzan comic strip, he remains best known for his creation of and work on the Prince Valiant comic strip.
120 yrs Aug 16, 1892 Animator Otto Messmer is born. He’s the developer (perhaps the creator) of Felix the Cat.
Every Wednesday and Saturday. California: City of Industry. Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 18 Virginia: Salem. 15th Annual Virginia Vintage Comics & Collectibles Show.
Aug 19 California: Los Angeles. Comic Book & Science Fiction Conv.
Aug 19 Delaware: Newark. Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show.
Aug 19 Illinois: Springfield. ComicCon.
Aug 19 Pennsylvania: Essington-Philadelphia. Comic Con.
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